why my file change into scr file

April 24, 2019 at 20:42:20
Specs: Windows 10
hi, I have file rar but when I extract it the file change into scr so i cant open it and these fils are so important inspit of i use windows 10 64 bit
i tried many time but can not get the solve please help me

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April 25, 2019 at 02:10:28
What is this file, and what extension should it have? How do you expect to open it?

When you expand a compressed file the result is whatever was compressed. Perhaps it was a .scr file?

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April 25, 2019 at 12:05:47
Are you sure the file is from a trustworthy source? SCR files are script files, often used for screen savers. This means they are a program, which also means they could be a virus.

Be careful.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 22, 2019 at 05:41:39
What I think you are seeing is that when extracting, some extraction software displays the files that are inside the container file (in this case a RAR file), but the problem is : the window in which these files are displayed is NOT Windows Explorer.

So, if you click there, it depends on the extraction software itself, what happens. The Windows file association function may not kick in, and thus something will state : no clue what to do here.

If that is your problem, either:
- actually extract the file, not just look at the preview of the container file (in this case a file RAR)
- use another extraction tool - When I think of RAR, I think of WinRAR but maybe that is exactly what you are using already. There's a good chance that WinZip or 7Zip or whatever can also read & extract .RAR files

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